Aurohunen was quiet. Too quiet. I sat in an observatory spot, watching the scanner and drinking a beer. I went down the latest scanner results list. Friendly Armageddon. Friendly Raven. Friendly Rifter. Vexor... whos Vexor is that? I hopped up and warped my ship into the particular belt where the cruiser sat and landed just in time to see him warp towards a nearby gate. I aligned and followed his path, hoping for one of those rare and intense cruiser one-versus-one battles. He was there waiting for me and the fight was on. I was hopelessly addicted to the adreneline rush of combat and finally here was a big fat fix. Locked up with each other, webbed, scrambled, blasters flashing and drones whirring around. I was never really in that much danger as I overloaded my guns, ran my armor repairer and destroyed my opponent without ever hitting structure.
I gathered a good gob of loot from my victims wreck and went back to my safe spot. I sighed contentedly, sat back in my seat and opened another beer. The scanner continued to spew out results and I continued to doze and drink. I cracked my eyes to check the latest results again. 'Geddon. Raven. Rifter.... Vexor? My victim was back! He must want another round of woop-ass. I promised him over the comms that our engagement would be free of any outside assistance from my corporation and we locked into battle once again, this time in an asteroid belt. It started out much the same until we both began taking damage to our armor and I realized that my capictor was empty. My opponent had fit his new ship with neutrailizers. I couldn't fire my guns. I couldn't fire my microwarpdrive. I couldn't repair the damage I was taking. I was done for.
He had fit a new ship specifically to counter the one I had just killed him with and then extracted his revenge thanks to my stupid overconfidence. Touche.
Whither the Rifter - Part 2 - The Tormentor - We already looked more in depth at the problems facing the Rifter, now let's look at the first of the two Amarrian candidates for tweaking, the Tormentor. ...
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